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traveling together in the manuscript. going to resorts and staying at the st. francis hotel in san francisco, which is where fatty arbuckle and queen victoria state. a very palatial place. i realized then there was quite a large gap between what steinbeck wrote and what he actually did on his trip. who he met, where he went, who he traveled with. >> you call him a fraud? >> i did. that was sort of a slow process. in my notebook, the day i read the manuscript i wrote the thing that this is a fraud. but i did not use that word until much later. i was introduced by a friend of mine at the "post-gazette." he called it something of a fraud. i like the way that rang. in a sense it is a literary fraud. it was marketed, sold, reviewed, and topped for 50 years is a true story. or 50 years is a true story. >> how old was he? >> 58, and not in great health. he had a couple strokes. he was fine, but not a young man. >> let's take a look at that. we were at the steinbeck center back in 2002 when we did a series on writers. what was it named after? , i hope.ixote's horse i'm a nonfiction guy. >> what iron
taking my call. san francisco, california, republicans line. despite election loss in 2012, i thought there was a lot of enthusiasm and energy. i did have a concern. the republican party is embracing a philosophy of libertarianism with rand paul. i like what rand paul has to say. i think he's a nice guy and a good senator. it is concerning that we are becoming like libertarian groups, very antiwar, militant peacenik types. i don't feel like the conservative movement should be going in that direction. i certainly feel a little bit more negative about that, but overall, i think it is important that we had energy and enthusiasm despite a terrible year last time. more positives than negatives. democrats line, kyle in phoenix, arizona. caller: it was amazing to me. it's so clear to me that the republican party hasn't learned anything from the last election, and they are just the whole narrative further to the right. we're going to push away moderates. it's not a winning strategy for them. it's amazing that they keep getting lunatics up there like whatever her name was emma the was,
at commonwealthclub.org. im a news anchor for abc 77 television in san francisco and a member of the commonwealth club board of directors and your moderator for today's program. it is now my letter to introduce our distinguished speaker today, rob reiner. [applause] >> thank you. >> from his starring role as meathead on the popular 1970 -- >> you are the first person to call me that today. [laughter] >> it is still early. >> true. >> on that wonderful program "on the family" to his blockbuster films. when you look at at his list of films, it is remarkable. "the princess bride," "when harry met sally," "a few good men." as a director, he has worked with a-list actors, jack nicholson, tom cruise, kathy bates, as well as celebrated writers nora efron and aaron sorkin. he grew up in a political family were still right for a frequent topic around the kitchen table. as such, he has become not only a hollywood legend but a political activist as well. after november 4, 2008 when california passed a constitutional amendment banning marriage for gay and lesbian couples, he cofounded the foundation for equal rig
and raised in san francisco? f you happen to know about wealth television you might one of the 15,000 televisions and i'm a member of the dreaded liberal media. however, i am conservative. [applause] i have a couple questions for you. do you approve of a mainstream liberal media that covers for the mistakes of this president? do you approve of a liberal mainstream media that cone cover fast and furious? do you approve of the mainstream media that can't do the math about the sequester that it is a 1% cut and the sky did not fall? do you agree that the smallest problem about the klt but won't report that the catholic church history?ggest giver in do you approve of liberal media that distorts and lies about the record of ronald reagan? i'm as frust rated as you but i have a solution. yes, there is a solution. it is oneamerica. oneamerica news network and it is debuting on july 4, 2013. this is going to be your network. thegreat post election that republican party has been doing is completely not needed. conservativism is a winning message. always has been, always will be. but the lib
guns. in the nine years i was mayor of san francisco, we started out with police issue being a .38 caliber revolver. we have seen it escalate, we have seen shotguns being removed from squad cars and being replaced with assault weapons. why? because of an increasingly armed criminal element that police often have to go up against. i watched as the los angeles police department had to break into a gun store to take weapons to be able to counter what was going up against them following a robbery in los angeles. i don't know why anyone would object to drying up the supply of these weapons over time. they are not good hunting weapons. many states have limits on the number of bullets but can be on a clip. -- that can be on a clip. who is going to respect a hunter with a 30 round clip and assault weapon going after a direceer? i would not. the intention of this is to dry up the supply over time. while homicides in general are down in this country, mass killings are not. the fact is that these assault weapons have a great attraction for grievance killers, the people that go into law office
groups based in san francisco arguing that electric lights will endanger the environment and we'll have at least three lawyers running ads that say you can be killed by electricity. if someone tries to put electricity if n your house call us and we'll sue them for you. both parties are prisoners of the past. they are trapped in the ideas nd mind set. they they are all trapped in the age of candles. the first effort in electric light was 1800. in 189 thomas edson's laboratory had the first successful electric light. it lasted 13.5 hours. within a few months, edson hit and using carbonized bamboo the first practical light lasted 1,200 hours. this is the spirit we have lost. it seems determined to avoid thinking about it. edson said "we will make electricity so cheap that only the rich will burn candles." [laughter] [applause] i want to tell you that i've been trying to get the house of representatives to understand they can video v a hearing every week on the future and every committee and sub committee. they can be contrasting the burekic candle that are trapped with all the break throug
cannot tonight to lesbians and gays. they will in a court in san francisco, the ninth circuit, and now the defenders of proposition 8 have appealed to the supreme court. that is a case they are going to hear today. host: the ninth circuit court case, we covered it on c-span. viewers can go to our web site to hear the foundation for that. who is arguing aside -- besides ted olson? who is also behind, against proposition 8? guest: there'll be three attorneys today. two reagan attorneys on opposite sides. chuck cooper came to the reagan administration in the 1980's. a conservative guy, he is representing the sponsors of proposition 8. he's got 30 minutes to argue that this is a matter of great national debate and it should be decided by the voters in every state. he is basically going to tell the supreme court, you should stand back and not decide this as a constitutional issue agreed it is being decided state.by- then ted olson is up for 20 minutes to argue that it is a matter of equal rights and you, the supreme court, should not only decided in a narrow way, you should rule it as a rig
in san francisco. he is supporting same-sex marriage in the state that the supreme court is considering the legality of same-sex marriage. how are you? >> good evening. how are you? >> fine, thanks. >> i support same-sex marriage. i think it is ludicrous that this has come to this. butny way, i wish i could have answered the justice' questions about when did home sex allty became unconstitutional, i could definitely tell him. it became unconstitutional when we started listening to science for facts and not bible. it is not what the bible says it is what science says. >> that is rick from san francisco. nancy pelosi will hold a briefing on capitol hill tomorrow to talk about the case before the supreme court. we'll cover that briefing tomorrow and of course, have tomorrow's case at 2:00 p.m. eastern. o detroit we go. james is supporting same-sex marriage. >> i think it is important to keep in mind that the issue before the court today is a legal request question that should be separated from moral values and religion. the institution of plargee does not require a relationship between one
, that flexibility is limited. >> you had estimated in the larger cities -- new york, san francisco -- there could be delays of up to 90 minutes. if you did not have those delays, with the alternative be risking safety? >> we are always going to err on the side of safety. that could mean that we would have a disproportionate impact on efficiency, but we will always do everything we can to ensure the system is safe. >> so, these cuts, if they come about with sequestration, unless the efficiency is sacrifice, which is what you are going to have to do, would potentially jeopardize the flying public? >> our focus is on maintaining a safe system, and where we see the principal benefit is in less efficiency -- correction, impact credible impact. -- printable impact. i think i said something else -- printable impact. i think i said something else. >> everything i have heard about was on passenger traffic, and that is important, as we fly all over from washington and allover the world, but the commercial impact is important. mostly they do a lot of their work at night. will there be an opportunity to look
understand that. you mentioned in new york, chicago, and san francisco because those are high profile airports. why did you not mention atlanta which is the busiest airport in the world? because it does not play as well? >> because i could only rattled off three or four at a time. >> we leave of the largest in the country? >> not at all, there would be substantial impact in atlanta. >> i appreciate that. in planning furloughed days governments in nevada and other places have had to do -- you are telling you cannot plan well enough that you cannot stagger your furlough days in such a way that you had to close a tower? >> we will be staggering furlough days. the employees will have to take one furlough day per pay period. >> you were telling you cannot stagger them in such a way to make them effective? >> that's correct. in some of our major operation centers -- 84% of our operation employs are outside of washington. >> long have you had to think about this? >> we have been working on this for months. i recommendationg and these have been left on the table that are currently getting aro
think can happen. think of the bad weather day in new york or san francisco or chicago. those types of delays that you typically get from weather activity. we think you will see because of the pearl activity. i use for example chicago o'hare, where the air feel requires two towers. with one of them out of operation because of furloughs, we would take one of the runways out of operation. that is how we try to measure the impact. the other thing i would mention is that the number of impacted hub cities we think could be fairly significant. when any of those hopes are impacted it disrupts the entire system. >> the challenge i have is when we say significant or big. it doesn't sell like much of a plan as for specificity. i would love to know the breakdown between the payroll cost versus the others. you talk about a one-day furlough for every two weeks of work. is that for the 47,000 employees at the faa? >> yes, it is for the 47,000 employees that would be subject to it. >> how many of those 47,000 employees are actually going to be furloughed? >> the vast majority of the 47,000 employe
that everyone thought had a brilliant future in the san francisco police department walking down third street when a gang member walked the other way with an ak-47, opened his coat and shot him dead. how many times does this have to happen? and it happens all over. that's why the police are for this. you know, you can exempt retired police. they have been trained. they know how to use these. very different from a grievance killer. very different from jonesboro or columbine or virginia tech. very different. and the clips, the size of the clips, who needs it? i mean, would anyone respect someone with a 30-round clip going out shooting deer? i don't think so. so the problem is, you know, i understand the right of people to want to collect these and nothing takes any weapon away from anybody. and to prove it we exempt so many weapons. so i have a hard time understanding why our country isn't better off. with respect to case -- i know others will argue this -- but no assault weapons legislation has been struck down. my last bill went through the fourth, the sixth, the ninth and the d.c. circuit. t
probably will appeal that opinion or that decision by the judge in san francisco. theow that sheas ruling so ppken. second circuit addressed the same issue and found that the statutebviated a constitutional issue. so it has been addressed elsewhere. my hope and expectation is that it is addressed either on appeal or by new legislation. it is an essential tool. >> how essential? what would be the circumstances if her ruling were upheld and became the law of the land? would dry up a substantial number of our counterterrorism investigations and espionage, which rely on national security letters for not the substance of conversations but the fact of a conversation having taken place between two individuals, it would dry up our ability to get that information and would severely hamper our ability to undertake those counter- terrorism or espionage investigations. also in the cyber arena, where ,ou have countries like china if we're not able to utilize national-security letters, it would impact our ability to undertake investigations in that arena as well. was picked upthat ghraib,backing, abu l
on inside the courtroom here in san francisco at the district trial. we put that on because we wanted to show people what actually went on in that court room, and to normalize it. we find that as we move along, the wind is at our back. it's like we are hitting critical mass. you see more and more states adopting it. great britain, you are seeing more countries. it will happen. it is supposed to happen. i have said this many, many times, that we cannot imagine that there was a time that women could not vote. we cannot imagine that there was a time when black people could not vote. we cannot imagine there was a time when black people could not marry white people. there will be time years from now when we say gay marriage, what was that fuss all about eco it will take time, and we are moving in the right direction, but it is about a fundamental right. our fun and --at of our fellow citizens -- i cannot look at somebody i love and say you are lesser than me. you deserve less than me. you are a second-class citizen. you cannot feel comfortable about yourself knowing there are millions of p
this town a couple of years ago. >> right. >> the examiner he sold. the one in san francisco, the one in baltimore, it folded. what value does this have to a community like this? >> the value to washington? >> why would he do this? can he make money here? >> i am not sure. but he can, it is another conservative voice. reaching them into are not going to be reached by the weekly standard or not by the washington post either. >> six days a week handed out at the subway. >> and other places, too. and it is a way that some publications have gone. they have gone free. they get ads. they get circulation you can make money on it. they have certainly got some great political writers. mike barone for one, byron york. >> why are you not in there? >> because i am at the weekly standard. we are different publications. i mean, there is synergy between the two of us but not a great deal. >> let's go to more video from 1996. you are appearing on this network asking a question of somebody you ended up writing about. >> okay. >> governor bush, this is fred barnes. >> yes, frederick. >> colin powell se
. it is not an abstract pie in the sky. i think if anyone reads the history of it and how she became the mayor of san francisco would nderstand. senator blumenthal i remember your emotion in your voice when you were about to go meet the families of the victims. we devoted our first hearing back in january. for years, we've asked this committee and we've asked democrats and republicans to come together as part of an a collective effort to find solutions to ensure that no families no community be made to endure the tragedies of the past two years whether it is in an elementary school in connecticut, a movie theater in colorado, in a place of worship in wisconsin or in front of a hopping mall in arizona. americans are looking to us for solutions and action. after three hearings, four markup sessions we've completed ur work. i will now work with the majority leaders to see how he intended to proceed. we have worked to try to provide law enforcement with stronger tools against illegal gun trafficking and to close that loophole. we've proposed closing loopholes in our background check system for firearm pu
in diet, better outcomes, and large cost savings. we're training the homeless shelter in san francisco on our program. over 20,000 homeless patients have been through that. we will decline in that throughout the country. that will be cloning throughout the country. we're having discussions about the deficit. 2.8 trillion in health care costs are for diseases that can be prevented or reversed by making changes in lifestyle. we have many republicans say we should dismantle medicare or reduce entitlements. democrats are saying to raise taxes. it is not a lot of overlap. if we can address the fundamental causes of why people get sick, we can have better health care available for more people of lower-cost. the only side effects are good ones. >> brian, what brings you out here -- ryan, what brings you out here today with us? >> thank you for allowing me to take part in this. if there is a hierarchy, i am close to the bottom, unless anybody needs hotels in fort lauderdale. i am here representing an organization called hei hotels and resorts. we are a privately owned company. i will kind of f
-savvy cities like san francisco, austin, denver, and new york, to forge relationships with developers and stay on the cutting edge. fourth, once our new operation is up and running, we will embark on a data and digital road show to demonstrate what campaigns and state parties can do to enhance their own operations. the report recommended getting early buy-in from all partners. fifth, we will upgrade gop. com as a platform, redesigning it to better utilize social media and serve an increasingly mobile audience. sixth, we're setting up an rnc field office in the san francisco area. as we learned with visits to silicon valley and conversations with top tech firms, many of the best minds are on the other side of the country. having an office there will make it easier for technologists to join our efforts, and it can serve as a hub for our data and digital political training. by doing all this, we will enter 2014 and 2016 with a completely revitalized approach to campaign mechanics and technology. so finally, let's discuss what we'll do to improve the presidential primary process. in 2008 and 2012,
in san francisco, california. many times in the history of our country, the question of my new rights.s -- as a woman, african american, and a same-gender loving woman. i have been in a loving relationship with my partner shirley for 29 years. we were legally married during the window of opportunity in california i stand on behalf of all couples, our families, friends, and religious communities to thank our supporters for the overwhelming support for our right to marry. to encourage the court to follow the art of justice. as you have in the past. and we can put this issue to rest. can we say, put this issue to rest? put this issue to rest. already wonder why this is still an issue. outcome, we will not surrender our right to marry. we will come back again and again and again. until we prevail. providence has determined that the time has come for all couples and families to enjoy the same rights and privileges in this country. remember our faces. this is surely. -- shirley. i'm yvette. we are women. we are black. we are mothers. we are grandmothers. we are faced leaders. we are just as
outgunned. in the nine years i was mayor of san francisco we started out with police issue being a .38 caliber revolver. we have seen that escalate. we have seen shotguns be removed from squad cars and replaced with assault weapons. why? because of an increasingly armed criminal element that police often have to go up against. i watched as the los angeles police department had to break in to a gun store to take weapons to be able to counter what was going up against them following a robbery in los angeles. i don't know why anyone would object to drying up the supply of these weapons over time. they are not good hunting weapons. many states have limits on the number of bullets that can be on a clip. and who's going to respect a hunter with a 30-round clip and an assault weapon going after a deer? i certainly am not one that would. so the intention of this is to dry up the supply over time. while homicides in general are down in this country, mass killings are not. and the fact is that these assault weapons have a great attraction for grievance killers, the people that go into law office
. it is a message about the elite in washington and san francisco, which is a reference to nancy pelosi, the democratic leaders in the house, and it is really trying to create these cultural divisions between decision- makers in washington and people back home who have guns and use them for sport. host: "political" tells us that nra fundraising is that the best in a decade. guest: the nra also reports that membership is growing, something the nra has been effective and skilled at -- taking advantage of these moments where their agenda might in washingtont to really galvanize support of gun owners in the country. host: california. isaac, independent. caller: good morning. thank you for taking. host: sure, you are on the air. am hearing something else, but anyway, i called about this gun control. i think they label it wrong. as long as they keep saying gun control, you will have people screaming bloody murder that someone is coming to kick in their doors and take their guns. that is not what it is about. it is about limiting the number of bullets you can have in a rifle, and the second th
, they believe it all. we've already heard from barack obama posta conference toro of san francisco elisse. it is not surprising then they get better, they cling to guns or religion. the arrogance of their superiority requires this for a bottle. they do not give us rights. protect us. we pay to protect them. we are free already. as long as we have the second amendment, we always will. we are america. our politicians are only as powerful as we allow them to be. ♪ ad from the nra. chris is our next caller in texas on our independent line. caller: good morning. host: what did you think of the ad we saw? sides -- ielievable both sides have problems because they do not listen to each other. yes, there are people that should not have guns and there should be people who have any guns out there want. a problem with the background decideis who gets to where the disqualifying line is, where medical conditions and we lose the right, who is qualified to make that decision, just like the no-fly list? what does it take to get off of it? how do dispute something, if and dr. minute diagnosis against mad
rather than a restaurant in san francisco that he may not patronize. i think there is value their. ason't think that it's bad four different kinds of products just on the basis of those categories. when information is being collected, you should know how it is being used and that is important. i have of paper i just wrote that came out this year that says we should be doing notice better and not abandon it as a concept. really facebook has some innovative approaches. i think the view ads, that you can target and add to yourself, i think that is great. of the benefit side of the ledger, the fact we can't unpacked people the way that we can do also means we can give them better notice. somebodyderstand how takes, you can convey information in a way they will understand. if they are a visual learners, you can show them in a visual way. but there are two kinds of incentives i worry about -- yet regular targeting and super add targeting, if you have this persuasion profile and it is more lucrative, there's going to be a market incentive to move it to the persuasion profile. maybe transparenc
" that encourages innovation. so, third, i want to hold hackathons in tech-savvy cities like san francisco, austin, denver, and new yorkto forge relationships with developers and stay on the cutting edge. fourth, once our new operation is up and running, we will embark on a data and digital road show to demonstrate what campaigns and state parties can do to enhance their own operations. the report recommended getting early buy-in from all partners. fifth, we will upgrade gop. com as a platform, redesigning it to better utilize social media and serve an increasingly mobile audience. sixth, we're setting up an rnc field office in the san francisco area. as we learned with visits to silicon valley and conversations with top tech firms, many of the best minds are on the other side of the country. having an office there will make it easier for technologists to join our efforts, and it can serve as a hub for our data and digital political training. by doing all this, we will enter 2014 and 2016 with a completely revitalized approach mechanics and technology. so finally, let's discuss what we'll do to im
tickets in no or the l in chicago or the cable cars in san francisco, subsidized by people buying gas. add that all up and you're going to find, if you're good at math and paying attention, mr. speaker, that number comes to about 67 or 68 cents out of the dollar that goes for something else other than roads and bridges. now, how can we justify raising a user fee on the gas tax, as we call it, rather than reprioritizing that gas fax dollar pie where you get a third of the -- tax dollar pie where you get a third of the money going to roads and brings and 2/3 going to something else. i appreciate the gentleman who spoke earlier if he'd take a stand on that perhaps we could find a bipartisan solution. another is child labor. he made the argument that it was the unions that drive the child labor issue and now kids don't have to worry when they go to work. that's correct. hardly anywhere can young people go to work. i ask you to think about some years ago there was a time you could pull into any gas station and some young lad would come running out there with a rag in his back pogget and he woul
found to be guilty by a court. that americans could be killed in a cafe in san francisco or in a restaurant in houston or at their home in bowling green, kentucky, is an abomination. it is something that should not and cannot be tolerated in our country. i don't rise to oppose john brennan's nominion simply for the person. i rise today for the principle. the principle is one that as americans we have foughtong and hard for and to give up on that principle, to give up on the bill of rights, to give up on the fifth amendment protection tt says that no person shall be held without due process, that no person shall be held for a capital offense without being indicted. this is a pcious american >> that was kentucky senator rand paul earlier today and the filibuster on the nominee john brennan. speaking live is ted cruz of texas. you can see on c-span2 and c-span.org. >> today is the day that c-span is pleased to announce the winners of its 2013 student camp competition. it is our annual student documentary contest. we ask you can people to use video to tell what is important t
income neighborhoods in san francisco, new york and washington state and she witnessed the troubles of women and single mothers living in these communities. ji net became a strong -- janette became a strong national advocate for giving women a voice through the right to vote. she was elected to congress when women still did not have the right to vote. the 19th amendment only passed three months after she left congress. as she put it, we're half the people, we should be half the congress. and so today as we continue to honor her work and legacy, and with this ongoing budget crisis in mind, it's imperative that we redouble our efforts as she would have to come to a solution and to take the lesson of janette rankins, to fight for women and the poor who are disproportionately affected by sequestration and to fight for them as janette rankins fought for them so hard. mr. speaker, i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from california seek recognition? without objection, the gentleman is recognized for one minute. mr. garamendi: mr. speaker, climb's cha
across the aisle. the unwillingness to compromise is a bigger problem. host: ken in san francisco. caller: thank you for taking my call. wire week ignoring singer -- single payer health care/ they do a good job of taking care of their people for less money than the health-care corporations. pharmaceutical corporations are sticking it to the american people. guest: a very good question from ken. medicare is a single payer system. the administrative costs of medicare are much lower than those costs are within the private health insurance companies. you do not need to advertise. there is real merit on the part of those that point to other countries and say a single payer system is the way to go. that was too much of a political lift at the time. they mobilized hard prevent meaningful discussion so it never got on the table. host: we have the tweet about medicare and social security. guest: well, yes. i know that americans and all of us want to go to heaven but none of us want to die. it is scary to think these programs, that they do not a change in an adverse way. they be reformed in a fair
be killed in a cafe in san francisco or in a restaurant in houston, or at their home in bowling green, kentucky and. it is an abomination. it is something that should not and cannot be tolerated in our country. i don't rise to oppose john brennan's nomination simply for the person. i rise today for the principal, the principal is one that as americans we have fought long and hard for, and to give up on that principle, to give up on the bill of rights, to give up on the fifth amendment protection that says that no person shall be held without a process, that no person shall be held for a capital offense without being indicted. this is a precious american tradition and something we should not give up on easily. host: from roll call this morning -- senator rand paul ended his old buster at 12:00 -- hsi filibuster at 12:39. -- ended his filibuster. that gives us a sense of when this vote could take place. chuck in kansas, republican. caller: i completely back rand paul on his statements for what he said. he's exactly right. host: were you watching a little of him yesterday? caller: no, i
, the county tax, and the travel tax. san francisco as high as far as major cities. chicago used to be over 10%. they dropped that a little bit after they saw people going out into the suburbs to buy stuff. i know a lot of major cities in california are around there. southern california has high sales-tax. host: " usa today," has an interactive chart if you are interested. you can find this online. what we are looking at now are those lower states that it talked about earlier. alaska, wyoming, south dakota, all in the 7.8% range -- in the 7% to 8% range. guest: i am glad you brought up massachusetts. massachusetts is an interesting story because its tax burden peaked in the late 1970's and 80's and drop since then. we all remember when it was nicknamed tax-achussetts. the governor is now proposing a lot of increases. host: we read about taxes and fees. are they the same thing? guest: they are not. to economists they are costs. there's still something you pay the government. fees are something you pay for a service that the government is providing to you and only you. taxes are something that g
for a hustle, looking for something to make money off of. witnesses told us yesterday, the head of the san francisco police said it is easier to deal in guns and more lucrative than to deal in drugs. a lot of folks who would normally would be dealing in drugs are now dealing in guns, because there is no dedicated trafficking law and this is what our bill would do and increase those penalties for straw purchases. i thank you for doing your hard work and bringing members of the house to forge ahead with regard to legislation to address these issues and i want to thank you and i yield back. mr. thompson: i thank the gentleman and i appreciate the fact that you provide clarity on the one issue, and that is that the critics of anything they try and do to prevent gun violence repeatedly state, just enforce the laws that are on the books. and here this gun trafficking proposal that you and mrs. maloney have introduced is, i think talking about the fact that sometimes you need other laws, because there are no laws on the books to prevent against something that leads to the tragedies that we heard
of francis after st. francis of assisi, the patenron saint of my city of san francisco. that is exactly what we sell as his holiness, at his installation. -- tertullian's oliver, a beverly special fees, so we were observing st. patrick's day as well as the feast of st. joseph's this week, and what better way than to have a new pope with new inspiration and new hope. it was pretty exciting. it was more exciting to be there with the vice-president, and vice president biden was so beautiful received by so many other heads of delegations as we awaited the historic mass. he also the night before hosted a reception with a number of the american cardinals who were all in a room, but a number of them came to the reception, so it was a beautiful occasion. what is exciting for me is to come home and hear the interest of my colleagues have in how it was and how was it to be there. it was quite wonderful, a thrill of a lifetime. observe this anniversary of the passage of the four will care act, which was about affordability, access, accountability. what i love about it and most people do not realize, it
at the university of california san francisco medical school, where we analyze the medical, social, and economic costs of each claim. the tricare cost, this part of the new and updated analysis. we came up with the number is $3 trillion because no matter which way you counted, the minimum you could get was $3 trillion. we did not include financial interest cost in that. economic included costs in that amount, we could have called it four or $5 trillion. got in trouble with our publisher calling it the $5 trillion war and people would be asking for the wrong book. [laughter] the minimum that could cause is $4 trillion. many of our costs were accurate. some of the tricare costs have grown a lot faster than we predicted. the brown cost of more study is putting it at $6 trillion. war study. at a minimum it is at least a trillion higher. in terms of what to do about it, i have a number of proposals. on the veterans issue, which is where i have spent a lot of my time, the first major recommendation is that we should be appropriating money into a veterans' trust fund at the time we go to war. right now
- adjusted level. $10.50.cisco, george miller are from san francisco. host: "the crow gap between ceo pay and the stagnant minimum- cruel gap - the c between ceo pay." guest: that is an interesting point. it makes me remind the public that barack obama has stated done enacted 18 tax breaks for small business and more are on their way. business,tion big which is so programmed that many do not pay any taxes. there are tens of millions of people in this country if they paid $1 of federal income tax would have paid more dollars into the u.s. treasury than general electric, honeywell, pepco, pacific gas and electric who have made billions of dollars in profit but did not pay one dollar. there should be a taxpayer appreciation day frawley belts that taxpayers have been required because they have not organized and become powerful. i wrote 100 of them years ago. a taxpayerannounce appreciation day on april 15?" they were not been used. host: ralph nader is the author of "the seventeen solutions, bold ideas for our american future." thank you for joining us. we will look at how four houses. faye t
think that the other side, and i know the city of san francisco particularly did, say it's different when you're taking it away than when you're not giving. >> well, and, your honor, i am not, i don't deny that there is some force to that proposition, but i do commend to you the crawford case which we think does support the proposition that the people, they act -- if the california court of appeals had invalidated traditional marriage and the california supreme court had reversed that and said "no, our constitution doesn't do that," no one would say that during the interim that that right had existed and the california supreme court had stripped the people of california of it. you,we are submitting to and we believe the crawford case supports is that the people themselves are a tribunal over their constitution standing in those types of shoes. >> could the people of california -- suppose proposition 8, in addition to addressing the subject of marriage, had done what in part the proposition in romer did, which was to disallow civil unions, would you have the same response? would you h
right, you cannot tonight to lesbians and gays. they will in a court in san francisco, the ninth circuit, and now the defenders of proposition 8 have appealed to the supreme court. that is a case they are going to hear today. host: the ninth circuit court case, we covered it on c-span. viewers can go to our web site to hear the foundation for that. aside -- besides ted olson? who is also behind, against proposition 8? guest: there'll be three attorneys today. two reagan attorneys on opposite sides. chuck cooper came to the reagan administration in the 1980's. , he isrvative guy representing the sponsors of proposition 8. he's got 30 minutes to argue that this is a matter of great national debate and it should be decided by the voters in every state. he is basically going to tell the supreme court, you should stand back and not decide this as a constitutional issue agreed it is being decided state-by- state. then ted olson is up for 20 minutes to argue that it is a matter of equal rights and you, the supreme court, should not only decided in a narrow way, you should rule it as a right to
proposition 8 on the ballot. is the head of the said committee on marriage. and the archbishop of san francisco. come on. we can do better than that. >> my brothers and sisters and friends, right now we're at the center of the country. a lot of people are watching us right now. a lot of people are watching us to disagree with us. i want to begin with words to those who are watching you disagree with us. i want to speak on behalf of all of us. i want to say we love you. we are your neighbors. we want to be your friends. we want you to be happy. we do not hate you. we're not motivated by bigotry. it is not our intent to offend anyone and never have i apologize. i would ask that you try to listen to is fairly and tries to understand our position as we will try to do the same for you. to all of you, my brothers and sisters gathered here, thank you for your presence here, you're courageous support in defending this defining issue of our day. it takes courage to stand up for the natural meaning of marriage. why are we here? marriage matters to kids. kids deserve a mother and a father and so
and sisters. claim all right, let me that out. ofm the pastor of the city refuge in san francisco, california. many times in the history of our country, the question of my new laborites -- rights. my rights as a woman, african american, and a same-gender loving woman. i have been in a loving relationship with my partner shirley for 29 years. we were legally married during the window of opportunity in california i stand on behalf of all couples, our families, friends, and religious communities to thank our supporters for the overwhelming support for our right to marry. i also stand to encourage the court to follow the art of justice. as you have in the past. and we can put this issue to rest. can we say, put this issue to rest? put this issue to rest. our children already wonder why this is still an issue. no matter the outcome, we will not surrender our right to marry. we will come back again and again and again. until we prevail. providence has determined that the time has come for all couples and families to enjoy the same rights and privileges in this country. remember our faces. this is s
beautiful place in san francisco, the city of st. francis, we knew it was inevitable that all of this would happen. it was inconceivable to others that it would. and it was our job to use whatever influence we could have to shorten the distance between the inevitable and inconceivable. and i think that is what is happening at the court because of many people's courage, especially those directly and personally affected. yesterday, i had gavin newsom as one of our attendees, people who have been working on this. jim parnell, the first openly gay ambassador, all of the san franciscans who have been in public service who have fought the fight. so it's pretty exciting. i feel pretty good. what i told you about healthcare 63, but we won. >> you got it right. >> i got it right. [laughter] that opening day next friday, we can start all over again on that one. >> leadership has been so quiet on doma. >> you could say this about that question. when you get the soundtrack -- is that what we are calling it? the audio -- [laughter] the soundtrack of the supreme court. [laughter] the soundtrack of the su
they built this bridge in san francisco. they went to china to build a bridge. then they have all kinds of problems with it. i would like to say, we've got nine% unemployment in south carolina. most of the construction workers are from a different country. they are here on work visas. withr: do you think along the president's plan should be some provision that we hire more american workers? host: i think they should use american steel for sure. as unemployment is 9 per cent, they should hire american workers first. placid,chard in lake florida, you're on the "washington journal." that thet appears president's plan is government by crisis, every week, every week is another crisis. he comes out campaigning. now for gun control. we've got north korea threatening us. we've got wars going on in the middle east all over the place. he seems to be building up munitions and war equipment for homeland security to fight hoot? -- who? all these other problems and initiatives he throws us -- the stimulus package was supposed to fix roads and bridges. however, we do not know where that money went. it
. that americans could be killed in a cafe in san francisco or in a restaurant in houston or at their home in bowling green, kentucky, is an abomination. it is something that should not and cannot be tolerated in our country. i don't rise to oppose john brennan's nomination simply for the person. i rise today for the principle. the principle is one that as americans we have fought long and hard for and to give up on that principle, to give up on the bill of rights, to give up on the fifth amendment protection that says that no person shall be held without due process, that no person shall be held for a capital offense without being indicted. this is a precious american >> senator rand paul of kentucky, still on the senate floor, going on six hours. earlier on the house floor they passed the continuing resolution, funding the federal government through the end of fiscal year 2013. the vote was 267-151. we talked to a capitol hill reporter for some background and a look at what's ahead with the bill. >> the house has passed a bill to keep the government operating past march 27. what are the
in a cafe in san francisco or in a restaurant in houston or at their home in bowling green, kentucky, is an abomination. it is something that should not and cannot be tolerated in our country. i don't rise to oppose john brennan's nomination simply for the person. i rise today for the principle. the principle is one that as americans we have fought long and hard for and to give up on that principle, to give up on the bill of rights, to give up on the fifth amendment protection that says that no person shall be held without due process, that no person shall be held for a capital offense without being indicted. this is a precious american our judges were impressed. you had many interviews. you also interviewed an unemployed man who really could illustrate the point of the effect that issue has on people in this country. can you share something you learned about unemployment about the entire process? >> i think i learned that is more than about earning money and everything that correlated with it. >> what is your favorite part of creating the documentary overall? >> i think the whole p
be killed in a cafe in san francisco or in a restaurant in houston or at their home in bowling green, kentucky, is an abomination. it is something that should not and cannot be tolerated in our country. i don't rise to oppose john brennan's nomination simply for the person. i rise today for the principle. the principle is one that as americans we have fought long and hard for and to give up on that principle, to give up on the bill of rights, to ge up on the fifth amendment protection that says that no person shall be held without due process, that no person shall be held for a capital offse without being indicted. this is a precious american >> senator rand paul from yesterday, part of his filibuster over the nomination of john brennan to be cia director. harry reid earlier today said he would like to see -- he is working toward a vote on the senate floor today. no word on whether that will happen. in response to rand paul, the attorney general or the letter that said, dear senator paul, it has come to my attention that you have asked an additional question, does the president have
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